• Jasper Forest is magical in twilight, particularly the logs on stone pedestals

    Petrified Forest

    National Park Arizona

Guided Backcountry Hikes with a Ranger

Guided Backcountry Hikes with a Ranger

A series of off-trail guided hikes will be offered Wednesdays and Sundays in March to celebrate Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month, and will showcase the park's cultural resources. Each hike is up to three hours and up to 3 mi (4.8 km) round trip. Come ready to learn about past peoples of Petrified Forest National Park in a great outdoor setting!

March 3, 2013 at 10 am meet at Rainbow Forest Museum for Petroglyph Canyon Hike

March 6, 2013 at 10 am meet at Painted Desert Visitor Center for Lacey Point Petroglyphs Hike

March 10, 2013 at 10 am meet at Rainbow Forest Museum for Mountain Lion Mesa Hike

March 13, 2013 at 10 am meet at Painted Desert Visitor Center for Route 66 Walk

March 17, 2013 at 10 am meet at Painted Desert Visitor Center for Puerco River Petroglyphs Hike

March 20, 2013 at 10 am meet at Painted Desert Visitor Center for Lacey Point Petroglyphs Hike

March 24, 2013 at 10 am meet at Painted Desert Visitor Center for Lacey Point Petroglyphs Hike

March 27, 2013 at 10 am meet at Painted Desert Visitor Center for Route 66 Walk

These hikes cross uneven terrain, and are not accessible. There may be mud, ice, cold weather and sun; wear appropriate clothing and footwear, sun protection, food, and water. There is a park entrance fee. Hike locations are subject to change based on conditions and weather. Hikes are open to the public, but numbers of people is limited because of the sensitivity of the archeological sites.

For more information, contact Eric Schreiner
928-524-6228, x236
Eric_Schreiner@partner.nps.gov
 
Starving Man Petroglyph
Starving Man Petroglyph
NPS

Did You Know?

telephone poles mark Historic Route 66

Petrified Forest National Park is the only national park unit to protect a section of Historic Route 66!